Oliver Rackham

British botanist and landscape historian (1939-2015)

Oliver Rackham (17 October 1939 – 12 February 2015) was a British academic. He studied the British countryside, especially trees, woodlands and wood pasture, Rackham wrote a number of books, including The History of the Countryside (1986) and one on Hatfield Forest.

Oliver Rackham
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Born(1939-10-17)17 October 1939
Died12 February 2015(2015-02-12) (aged 75)
NationalityUnited Kingdom
Alma materUniversity of Cambridge
Known forWoodlands
AwardsOrder of the British Empire (1998)
Scientific career
InstitutionsUniversity of Cambridge

He died on 12 February 2015 at the age of 75.[1]


  1. James Warren (February 13, 2015). "Professor Oliver Rackham, 1939-2015". corpus.cam.ac.uk.